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Dan Liljenquist: The economic impact of high-ethanol blend fuels

I am persuaded that a market for natural gas based high-ethanol blend fuels would have a positive impact.

Robert J. Samuelson: Balancing the budget requires aswering questions politicos evade

The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why we must take energy poverty seriously

National Edition

Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are 'innocent until proven guilty' in the A.G. scandal

The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A runner's eye view: Lessons I have learned from my dad and marathons

A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Faith, family and freedom join to explain Utah exceptionalism

“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Do arrests of Swallow, Shurtleff reflect a deeper ethical decay?

The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk

National Edition

Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: NSA, Edward Snowden and Utah

Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Timothy R. Clark: The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer

Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: Marriage and social justice go hand-in-hand when in comes to raising children

Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests

While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our state,” I believe we can hold our heads high that our collective... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Be careful when changing Utah's attorney general system

Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Mary Barker: How do we assess value?

We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: A part-timer boom – Or is it a blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity

As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid paralysis: spare states the swamp of escalating costs

The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Student-centered education is best chance to rise from bottom of the list in education funding

A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: A look at the best US presidents of the past

A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Access to water is the first step in fighting poverty worldwide

National Edition

In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Samurai visiting Salt Lake in 1872 launched interactions between Japanese and Mormons

There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?

Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Andrew Biggs: Is World Cup soccer next major U.S. sport?

Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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